We will use this for gym updates and changes due to the Covid 19 Virus.
As you know, the world is being overwhelmed by the coronavirus, COVID-19.
While the hype is certainly real, the severity of this outbreak cannot be ignored.
Our #1 priority is your health. We are taking extra precautions at the gym to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
You must sanitize your hands upon entering and leaving the gym.
We are stocking up on extra sanitizer and cleaning gear. Our culture is already very good about cleaning our equipment and we want to encourage you to continue to do so. If you want to be extra safe, wipe before as well.
We are adding to our routine cleaning schedule to include additional general and main floor cleaning.
Our coaches will be helping make sure every step is followed we encourage you to do your best to stay safe!
- Individual Lanes and work areas are single use or two person pods and all members must book into class before arriving.
- Face masks must be worm when entering or exiting the building, in communal areas and in the car park when waiting to enter.
If you are feeling unwell, or have any symptoms of illness, we advise you to stay home. The same goes for the kiddos.
Let’s continue to be diligent in our cleanliness not only for ourselves but for our entire gym family.
Hey CrossFit Green family,
We wanted to use this page to give a full view of our Covid Policy statement and Response plan
CrossFit Green Covid Policy Statement.
Crossfit Green is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe training environment for its members.
To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. The management and staff are responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus. We will:
continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and amend this plan in consultation with our staff
provide up to date information to our staff and members on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and Gov.ie
Agree with staff, a representative who is our Covid officer to carry out the role outlined in this plan
inform all staff and members of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements
adapt to facilitate physical distancing as appropriate in line with the public health guidance and direction of the Department of Health
keep a contact log to help with contact tracing
implement the agreed procedures to be followed in the event of someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 while at the gym
provide instructions for staff and members to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
implement cleaning in line with Department of Education Health
CrossFit Green Covid Response Plan
Control Measures – To Prevent Introduction and Spread of COVID-19 in the Gym.
One of the key messages to manage the risks of COVID-19 is to do everything practical to avoid the introduction of COVID-19 into the gym. If infection is not introduced it cannot be spread. The risk of spreading the infection once introduced exists in all interpersonal interactions; member – member. Staff – staff, Staff – member and must be managed in all settings.
A range of essential control measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 virus and to protect the safety, health and welfare of staff, members, and extended families as far as possible within the Gym. The control measures shall continue to be reviewed and updated as required on an ongoing basis.
It is critical that staff, members, and visitors are aware of, and adhere to, the control measures outlined and that they fully cooperate with all health and safety requirements.
Staff should note that they have a legal obligation under Section 13 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to comply with health and safety requirements and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues and other parties within the workplace.
The Management of CrossFit Green will take the following additional measures to mitigate against the risk of the introduction of the virus to the gym;
Promote awareness of COVID-19 symptoms:
• High temperature
• Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
• Loss of smell, of taste or distortion of taste
• Or if they have tested positive for COVID 19 or have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive with COVID 19, in which case the advice of your family GP should be sought.
Advise staff and members that have symptoms not to attend work or the Gym, to phone their doctor and to follow HSE guidance on self-isolation;
Advise staff and members not to attend work or the Gym if they have been identified by the HSE as a contact for person with COVID-19 and to follow the HSE advice on restriction of movement;
Advise staff and members that if they develop symptoms at the Gym to bring this to the attention of the management promptly;
Ensure that staff and members know the protocol for managing a suspected case of COVID-19.
Recommend to all staff and members to download and use the Covid Tracking App;
Everyone entering the building needs to perform hand hygiene with a hand sanitizer;
Physical distancing (of 2m) should be maintained between staff and members where possible.
The Management are striving to keep our Gym free from Covid-19 so that we can all sustain coaching and training and avoid closures as a result of an outbreak in the gym.
Any member that attends the gym with any of these symptoms risks not just the staff and members in our gym, but the lives of our staff and members families, some of whom are vulnerable or live with vulnerable people.
All gym members should follow good respiratory hygiene. This requires covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your bent elbow, in the event of a sudden sneeze or cough.
A used tissue should be disposed of immediately into a bin.
By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and Covid-19.
There are hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and throughout the gym, each lane has a spray bottle that contains sanitizer . Everyone must sanitize hands;
Everyone should perform hand hygiene:
Before they leave their home
On arrival at the gym;
Before training in your area;
After using the toilet;
After training in your area;
When their hands are physically dirty;
When they cough or sneeze.
Use of hand hygiene facilities including wash hand basins will be managed so as to avoid congregation of people waiting to use wash hand basins and hand sanitizers.
Hand sanitizer dispensers will be deployed at exit and entry points of the gym, and care will be taken to clean up any hand sanitizer spills to prevent risks of falls.
Wash hand basins, running water, liquid soap and hand towels are provided in all toilets, kitchens and any food preparation areas.
Hand washing facilities will be maintained in good condition and supplies of soap and towels will be topped up regularly to encourage everyone to use them.
Hand sanitizer is suitable for use for hand hygiene when hands are not visibly soiled (look clean). The hand sanitizers used will contain 80% isopropanol
Physical distancing must be usefully applied in all settings allowing for some flexibility when needed. It must be applied in a practical way to recognise that the training environment cannot be dominated by a potentially counterproductive focus on this issue. Physical distancing will look different across the various classes. Care will be taken to avoid generating tension or potential conflict and some flexibility in the implementation of measures may be required at times.
It is also recognised that it is not always possible for staff to maintain physical distance from members and it is not appropriate that they would always be expected to do so where this could have a detrimental impact on the member i.e. if a member sustains an injury and requires first aid.
The focus will be in avoiding physical contact unless necessary which may include;
First Aid Treatment
If a member is emotionally upset
One to one teaching by appointment only
However, where possible staff should maintain a minimum of 1m distance and where possible 2m from members.
They should also take measures to avoid close contact at face to face level
Physical distancing falls into two categories:
The guidance is to increase separation to the greatest degree possible
As required, the gym has;
Reconfigured class spaces and floor layout to maximise physical distancing
Utilized and reconfigured all available space in the building in order to maximise physical distancing.
All members have a minimum individual working are of 12-15 sqM
The extent to which decreasing interaction is possible in a the gym depends on the gym setting, and a common-sense approach is required recognizing the limits to which this can be achieved between all staff and all members..
A distance of 1m will be maintained between individual areas for walkways, where possible.
Partitions will be placed between all workstation areas where a 1m distance can not be maintained.
Within each class a member will have an individual work area, where all equipment will be provided to minimize movement and preparation.
A work area may consist of multiple types of equipment and may require a pod of up to 2 people in that area. No two members will be using the same equipment at the same time, keeping a 1m distance between both members in that pod.
Generally speaking, the objective is to limit contact and sharing of common facilities between people in different work areas (and Pods within those Classes) as much as possible, rather than to avoid all contact between Pods, as the latter will not always be possible.
The aim of the system within the gym is that class participants mix only with their own class from arrival at gym at their pre booked class time until departure at the end of the class. The individual work areas within those Classes is an additional measure, to limit the extent of close contact within the Class set up.
The contact surface of these devices will be cleaned regularly and always at the end of every class by the member that had used them through out, no cross cleaning is allowed, and hand hygiene encouraged.
Members will be reminded not to share personal items with others in the class.
Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVID-19
Staff or members should not attend the gym if displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. The following outlines how the gym will deal with a suspected case that may arise in.
A designated isolation area has been identified within the building.
If a staff/member displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at work the following are the procedures to be implemented:
We will Isolate the person and have a procedure in place to accompany the individual to the designated isolation area via the isolation route, keeping at least 2m away from the symptomatic person and also making sure that others maintain a distance of at least 2m from the symptomatic person at all times;
The isolation area we have identified is the upstairs office beside the male toilets.
Remember that the virus is spread by droplets and is not airborne so physical separation is enough to reduce the risk of spread to others even if they are in the same room;
If it is not possible to maintain a distance of 2m a staff member caring for another staff member should wear a face covering or mask. Gloves should not be used as the virus does not pass through skin;
Provide a mask for the person presenting with symptoms if one is available. He/she should wear the mask if in a common area with other people or while exiting the premises;
Assess whether the individual who is displaying symptoms can immediately be directed to go home and will call their doctor and continue self- isolation at home.
Facilitate the person presenting with symptoms remaining in isolation if they cannot immediately go home and facilitate them calling their doctor. The individual should avoid touching people, surfaces and objects. Advice should be given to the person presenting with symptoms to cover their mouth and nose with the disposable tissue provided when they cough or sneeze and put the tissue in the waste bag provided;
If the person is well enough to go home, arrange for them to be transported home by a family member, as soon as possible and advise them to inform their general practitioner by phone of their symptoms. Public transport of any kind should not be used;
If they are too unwell to go home or advice is required, contact 999 or 112 and inform them that the sick person is a Covid-19 suspect;
Carry out an assessment of the incident which will form part of determining follow-up actions and recovery;
Arrange for appropriate cleaning of the isolation area and work areas involved
The HSE will inform any staff/member who have come into close contact with a diagnosed case via the contact tracing process. The HSE will contact all relevant persons where a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. The instructions of the HSE should be followed and staff and pupil confidentiality is essential at all times.